In his famous classical-conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the words" lobster ravioli.” Moisten your own snack receptacle with today’s Groupon. for $12, you get $25 worth of eclectic cuisine and drinks at Three A's Olde Bar & Grill in Hoboken.
Named after the initials of owner Cosimo Noto's wife and daughters, Three A's Olde Bar & Grill welcomes family and new friends with an upscale pub menu that combines Italian specialties with comfort-food classics. Chefs craft authentic vodka sauce to blanket pillows of the house-specialty lobster ravioli ($14) or toss with green peas, fresh shallots, and basil in the rigatoni with scallops ($16). A sextet of traditional pizzas ($5−$8) are tossed daily, providing saucy slices of homemade pesto, shrimp, and olives in the pizza pesto ($8), or ham, chorizo, and mushrooms in the pizza Cosmo ($7), which is served neat instead of on the rocks. Porterhouse steaks ($22) char to order on the grill, coyly hiding their appetizing tan lines under the house-made mushroom gravy, and sauce takes center stage in 17 specialty martinis ($10) available at the full bar.
Plop down at the long, cozy hardwood bar to check out a game on one of several TVs, or trace the pattern on the original tin ceiling to decode the secret location of the owner's favorite beer glass.